Latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show unemployment continues to rise, indicating many will continue to feel financial strain.
From September to November 2010 the unemployment rate was 7.9 percent with 2.5 million people unemployed.
The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s allowance was 1.46 million while there were 9.37 million inactive people aged from 16-64 years old.
Total pay was shown to experience a slight rise of 2.1 percent on the year earlier, and regular pay excluding bonuses rose by 2.3 percent. This however, is still not in line with inflation.
Younger workers are struggling the most as the ONS revealed the 16-24 year-old group have experienced a rise in unemployment to 951,000 out of work. This is the highest figure since records began in 1992.
Kalixa Prepaid Cards for Unemployed
If you require a credit card but either have bad credit history, or are unemployed you could apply for a Kalixa Prepaid Card online.
Anyone can purchase a prepaid card as the user does not borrow money, they only use the funds they load onto the card to make their purchases or retrieve cash.
TheKalixa Prepaid Card is a pay as you go MasterCard and e-money account so you can shop securely online, over the phone or on the highstreet.
Wherever you see a MasterCard acceptance mark the card can be used and will be accepted, even in stores around the world.
If you apply for the card on Compare Prepaid you only have to pay a £4.95 application fee and the card will be delivered straight to your home.
The card is good for those who are unemployed and do not have a regular income as it has no transaction fees and no monthly charges for using the card, to withdraw cash, card users get charged £1.75 each time.